London Drugs temporarily closes stores following cyberattack

The company says it has "no reason to believe that customer or employee data has been impacted."

B.C.-based retail and pharmacy chain London Drugs closed its stores until further notice following a cyberattack.

London Drugs announced the move in a post on the website better known as Twitter, noting the closure was “out of an abundance of caution.” Additionally, the retailer temporarily took down its phone lines as a “necessary part of its investigation.”

The retailer discovered the attack on April 28th. In a statement to CBC News on that day, the company said it had “no reason to believe that customer or employee data has been impacted.”

London Drugs said it retained third-party cybersecurity experts to assist with “containment, remediation and conduct a forensic investigation.”

Additionally, the retailer advised customers with urgent pharmacy needs to visit their local store in person for support until the phone lines are back in service.

Source: @LondonDrugs Via: CBC News

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